Fiesta Bowl probing possible improper contributions

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Fiesta Bowl chief executive John Junker has been placed on administrative leave while officials investigate allegations of improper political campaign contributions and expense reimbursements by bowl employees.

Bowl organizers said Monday that an independent investigation is being conducted by a special committee of the board of directors consisting of retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Ruth McGregor and Fiesta Bowl Directors Jim Bruner and Steve Whiteman.

The board doesn't have a definitive timeframe for when the investigation will be completed.

In the interim, Alan Young, past chairman of the bowl and long-term volunteer, has agreed to serve as chief of staff for the organization.